Henry Charles Anstey (b 1826) American Anstey Pioneer

We have uploaded a biography of Henry Charles Anstey (b 1826 in Witheridge) who became an American Anstey Pioneer when he migrated to America in 1855 with his family, settling in Wisconsin. Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact us at research@theansteystory.com. We are actively seeking any research or otherContinue reading “Henry Charles Anstey (b 1826) American Anstey Pioneer”

Witheridge Anstey Page Commenced

The Witheridge Ansteys are a sub-branch of the Tiverton Ansteys and thus form part of the  South West Peninsula Ansteys. We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to add their specialist knowledge of the Witheridge Ansteys to this Anstey story project. Anybody with suchContinue reading “Witheridge Anstey Page Commenced”

Sydney Robert Henry Anstey Second Boer War Hero

We have uploaded to the pre-World War One Conflicts Roll of Honour a biography of Sydney Robert Henry Anstey of the Bradninch Ansteys who fought in the Battle of Elandslaagte (and other battles) in South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902) . Anybody who has information they would like to add to this biography, please contact usContinue reading “Sydney Robert Henry Anstey Second Boer War Hero”

Bradninch Anstey Page Commenced

The Bradninch Ansteys are a sub-branch of the Tiverton Ansteys, who themselves are part of the South West Peninsula Anstey pedigree. We have begun to map the pedigree of this sub-branch and we are actively on the lookout for anybody who is willing to add their specialist knowledge of the Bradninch Ansteys to this Anstey story project. Anybody with suchContinue reading “Bradninch Anstey Page Commenced”

Rev. Martin Ansteys Old Oak Chest Update

In October 2020 we posted an appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of the “old oak chest” of Rev. Martin Anstey of the Tiverton Ansteys, which contained “a good many ancient documents” regarding the early Ansteys in Devon and Somerset. The good news is that we have had our appeal answered by a great xContinue reading “Rev. Martin Ansteys Old Oak Chest Update”

Bodleian Library Appeal Success

On 16 November 2020 we put out an appeal for any medieval Anstey enthusiasts who had access to the Bodleian Library in Oxford University to obtain for us ‘Dodsworth Manuscripts’ Volume Four page 21, on which was drawn a pedigree of the sub-branch of the medieval Ansteys descendent from Richard de Anstey. Well, our call wasContinue reading “Bodleian Library Appeal Success”

Rev. Martin Anstey’s Old Oak Chest

Over a century ago on 29 April 1911, Rev. Martin Anstey of the Tiverton Ansteys wrote to Tom stating: “Dear Mr Anstey, yours of yesterday to hand I have a good many ancient documents in our old oak chest and some years ago I spent a summer trying to sift them and learn what IContinue reading “Rev. Martin Anstey’s Old Oak Chest”